St Mark's Mansfield

Who we are

David FudgerThe Revd David Fudger, Priest in Charge

Having served as a priest in Nottingham and Black Heath in London, Fr David has been vicar of St Peter and St Paul’s Church since 2004 and was licensed to St Mark’s in 2012. Fr David has a passion for justice and ecology and bringing the ministry of the Church into the community whether at the community shop on the Bellamy Estate, the Care homes and schools around the parish or out and about in the neighbourhood. Fr David also has an enthusiasm for all things railway and for music (guitar and vocals) and can be heard hosting a music show on Mansfield 103.2 each Sunday morning.

At the moment St Mark’s does not have an Associate Priest however you can still contact us at

Picture5St Mark’s Church, Nottingham Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1BP 

or by phone – Tel: 01623 628067  

or by email –              

Mansfield St Mark and Mansfield St Peter & St Paul would like an Associate Priest (Incumbent Status) to join us in our Christian journey

Mansfield lies 14 miles north of the city of Nottingham, close to Sherwood Forest, the Peak District and the M1. Mansfield is an expanding town (population circa 100,000) and contains significant educational establishments, including schools and an FE College. There is also a major hospital just beyond the town.  Both parishes occupy a reasonably central location in the town and contain a mixture of prosperity and social deprivation.  St Mark’s church is of an inclusive Anglo-Catholic tradition and St Peter and St Paul embraces an evangelical as well as a Catholic ethos.

We are seeking an Associate Priest to work alongside the vicar and take particular responsibility for St Mark’s. We are seeking someone who:

  • enjoys the challenges of working collaboratively with clergy and lay colleagues as they seek to spread the gospel and grow disciples
  • will join with us in taking our faith beyond the church doors and help us to take risks in extending the considerable links we already have
  • values the liturgy and music of the Anglo-Catholic tradition in spiritual sustenance and growth
  • is an advocate for inclusive church – ‘all are welcome here’
  • is a good listener whose ministry is based on face to face relationships with young and old alike

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH email: / tel: 01636 817206 or download from the links below:

Parish profiles / Clergy Application form

Closing date: 7 April 2017 / Discernment Process: 11 May 2017

For informal discussion and further information, please ring David Picken, Archdeacon of Newark, on 07917 690576 or email and/or The Revd David Fudger on 01623 642546 

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.



John IronsJohn Irons, Churchwarden

John has been at St Mark’s since he was in small trousers, he even went to school in Henley Community Hall. Churchwardens are legally responsible for both the maintenance of the buildings and the worship that takes place inside them. As well as grafting to keep on top of repairs and organising stuff, John is captain of St Mark’s Boys Brigade and, blessed with the Peter Pan gene he’s younger at 70 than most of the boys at 17!

David Ince, ChurchwardenDavid Ince

David Ince first came to St Mark’s Church through the choir and hasn’t looked back since. With a professional background in peripatetic music teaching, he’s a lynch-pin of the musical life of the church and has recently taken on this extra challenge of being churchwarden. What kept him busiest before that was being Chair of the bench of Justices of the Peace and ‘the voice of Trent Bridge Cricket’ and the Mansfield and Ashfield Echo – news media for people who are blind.

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